CASS study abroad application form

This form is used to apply for overseas study opportunities that are organised independently of the ANU. This form of student mobility is called “Study Abroad”. Students wanting to go on these sorts of experiences must organise institutional placement, insurance, application and admission financial support and so on, by themselves. If you wish to have the courses you complete overseas to count toward your program, then you need to complete this form. Once the form is submitted with course outlines, the application will be assessed, and an outcome letter issued.

If you are a Flexible double degree student and wish to have part of your Study Abroad experience count towards the non-CASS degree, you must organise it through that particular college.

Points to note

  1. Study abroad is not exchange, nor is it a study tour
  2. Students need to organise the whole experience themselves: From Insurance, enrolment, admission, payment of fees etc. This form is to apply to the College of Arts and Social Sciences so that you receive credit for your study upon your return.
  3. It is easier for the CASS student and education office to assess your application if you want to go to one of the ANU's partner universities. A list of those institutions can be found here. Other institutions will be considered, however.
  4. The credit you get from your experience must be approved BEFORE YOU GO if you are to get credit for it upon your return that will count toward your ANU program.
  5. You can also create a document to upload that has the URL links to the course outlines, if this is easier.

The process

  1. Find a course overseas that you want to do. Download the course outline for it.
  2. Come to see us at the CASS student and education office in either an appointment or a drop in session to see if it will fit into your degree program.
  3. If you have room in your degree, fill in the application form below.
  4. Upload the course outline of the course you wish to do in the upload portal below.

What is a course outline?

A course outline is a detailed description of the course you have done.  Course entries on the ANU site “Programs and Courses” are good examples of what we require. One line descriptions are not enough. If it is in another language, you should provide a translation of it. It should be as detailed as possible and include:

  • The name of the course
  • The course code
  • Description of the subject matter/area
  • Unit value
  • Workload statement: e.g.: Two hours of lectures and one tutorial per week
  • Indicative Assessment: What elements make up the assessment and what are their weightings?
  • Reading list
  • Tutorial list: What is the subject and description for each tutorial?
  • A link to the web portal for the course
  • ….. At least. The more detailed course outlines the better.

There are three types of credit you may be given:

  1. Unspecified arts credit being either ARTS1900 (first year/1000 level) or ARTS2900 (later year/2000-3000 level). This credit will count toward the general elective component of your program. Please check that your program allows electives.
  2. Unspecified area credit (such as POLS2900). This will count towards the major/minor/specialisation of that same area, as the elective component of that major/minor/specialisation. If the major/minor/specialisation does not have allowance for such credit, then the specific area credit will be counted as unspecified elective arts credit.
  3. Specified existing course credit (such as POLS1005 – Introduction to IR). This credit will count as that particular course in your program.
Application form
Are you an International Student?
One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, doc, docx.

You can find all the program plans and links to the Programs and Courses entries for each program at this site.

Please give the name of the institution, the country and the URL of their homepage.

One file only.
8 MB limit.
Allowed types: jpg, pdf.

For example, you may want it for general Arts credit, or a specific course.